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Reconceptualising early mathematics learning: The fundamental role of pattern and structure [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0880394]

Researchers A/Prof JT Mulligan; Prof LD English; A/Prof MC Mitchelmore; Dr CR Kemp

Brief description The critical shortage of mathematicians, statisticians and scientists in Australia today can be traced in large part to inadequacies in early mathematics learning. Many students fail to achieve a basic understanding of mathematics, although the subject is crucial to participation in a technology-based society and the building of a knowledge culture. The innovative program for the first year of formal schooling, to be developed and tested in this study, will provide a much firmer foundation for later development. The project will enhance the achievement of national numeracy goals by enabling a high quality, effective mathematics education for all Australian children.

Funding Amount $270,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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